Sunday, May 19, 2013
A Short Film for Savage's Album-Opening Track "Shut Up"
So thanks to my good friend Jacob I've finally acquired a copy of Savages' debut album Silence Yourself. From the first sound on the record, a sample that sounds like it is from an old movie playing on a tv in the room where one of the instruments is mic'd I knew that this would be a very important record to me. My rapidly escalating anticipation and joy were fed by immediate invocations of The Cure's Pornography, the title track off the 1982 album of the same name. I'm on my second spin in a row of Silence Yourself and it's everything I thought it would be. It's funny how a sound like what many of us refer to, for lack of a better term, as "Post Punk", often feels confined to a specific time and place, but can occasionally be re-created and what's more added to in a way that endears the new artist to fans of the old 'scene', while simultaneously adding to that scene. I guess that's a rambling way of saying this will go very nicely on the record shelf in my mind next to the aforementioned early Cure albums, Bauhaus, Joy Division and Gang of Four.